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Assessment centres function on the principle that no individual method of selection is particularly good, and no individual assessor infallible; therefore the centre utilises multiple methods in which several assessors assess different candidates. The result: each candidate is assessed by each assessor across several exercises assessing different competencies / criteria. 

Asessment centres can be used both for external recruitment campaigns and also when promoting internally. Our assessment centres solutions can be used in both instances, and can be resourced through a mixture of your business contacts and Workplace Law assessors; or entirely through Workplace Law – the choice is yours. 

Using business simulations, interviews and psychometrics, the Workplace Law AC greatly increases your chances of selecting or promoting the right candidate and reduces the risk and cost of failed recruitment.

The Workplace Law assessment centres offering provides a number of different assessment methods that can be tailored to the needs of the business. 

The methods include: 

  • Case studies
  • In-tray exercises
  • Group exercises
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Psychometric tests – both personality profiling, team fit and individual aptitude

Choosing from the menu above will enable you to: 

  • implement objective assessment processes, free from bias and fair to all candidates;
  • use simulations and other tools relevant to the demands of the current or future job role;
  • deliver Assessment Centres with suitably skilled and experienced Assessors; and
  • assess four to eight candidates over the course of one day (number of exercises permitting).

Why choose Workplace Law?

Advice and support is available throughout the process through our own qualified HR specialists, who have hands-on experience of working in every sector in small, medium and large organisations, as well as our specialist recruitment division, Workplace Law Career Network. 

Whether you are looking to recruit for a new role or running an internal promotion board we are able to offer you the support and expertise to assist you in making the right decision in such an important process.

Our team of experienced CIPD qualified consultants have a wealth of experience in recruiting, devising and running assessment centres. We are all passionate about ensuring that organisations make the right decisions when recruiting and it’s important to us that we use our skills and knowledge to help managers during the recruitment process. This experience and understanding of the process ensures that you are supported through the assessment centre process and your candidates are left feeling that it was a fair, unbiased and professional recruitment exercise. 

We will work with you and provide far beyond the normal ‘off the shelf’ offerings. We provide bespoke support from the moment we work with you to set up your assessment centre. This means that we understand fully the role that you are recruiting for so we can put the applicants through the most suitable tests to get the best result for you.

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  • Assessment centres, rather than just interviews alone, increase validity and reliability in predicting a candidate’s future job based performance, greatly increasing the chances of you selecting the right candidate for the job and reducing the risk and costs associated with failed recruitment.
  • Exercises can be tailored to your specific organisational needs and not ‘off the shelf’ solutions.
  • Candidates undergoing the assessment centre process gain a more positive image of the recruiting organisation, due to the rigorous but fair process applied.

Case studies

Kuehne + Nagel: Managing environmental risk

Workplace Law is delivering the training of Kuehne + Nagel environmental champions staff through a year-long programme –delivering the four-day IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management in a combination of elearning, in-house courses and as part of public courses at the Workplace Law Executive Centre.


BNP Paribas Sustainability Estates Training Package

In 2012 Workplace Law was asked to develop and deliver a property management-focused sustainability training course for BNP Paribas Real Estate UK. This is a branch of BNP Paribas bank, which provides a number of property services including development, management and investment of property portfolios across the UK.


Assisting Shelter: Implementing ISO 14001

Workplace Law was appointed in the final quarter of 2012 to assist Shelter with the implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS). Shelter wished to reduce its environmental impact, secure funding and make operational cost savings.


Helping Chaps Ltd get CHAS accredited

"In 2009 Chaps Ltd recognised that it needed to improve its health and safety systems. We changed our Health and Safety consultants to Workplace Law in order to give us a fresh approach towards our management of health and safety and to gain specialist construction advice.

"By using their expertise and experience Simon and Maria have guided us into developing a health and safety system that has achieved CHAS accreditation and given our customers and principle contractor’s confidence in our management of health and safety. They have always been available to offer advice when needed and to provide independent site inspections and audits which are often required by our customers.

"Both Simon and Maria continue to support Chaps Ltd and have become an important, integral part of our Health and Safety Management System."



"When reviewing our need for Employment Law Support, a number of companies were shortlisted and Workplace Law were chosen due to the professionalism and advice they provided. Since engaging with them they have proved to be an excellent ‘sounding board’, guide and always at the end of an email or call to give practical, commercially sound advice. The support given for a ‘handed over’ tribunal was second to none and a positive outcome. I’d recommend Workplace Law to any business that was looking for comprehensive, professional and sound employment advice." Caroline Lupton, Anson
"Having the Workplace Law Annual Support Contract in place provides our business with essential on-going day to day HR support in dealing with the wide range of personnel issues we face and in supporting our managers. As well as being legally sound the advice is both pragmatic and commercially focussed with an excellent response rate provided to our enquiries. All the HR Consultants in the team are approachable, professional and extremely capable in helping us work through the many diverse challenges we face to ensure that people are treated lawfully and fairly. The support ranges from day to day email and telephone advice to excellent consultancy service for more complex issues. We hope to be able to continue with this partnership well into the future and would have no hesitation in recommending the HR support that Workplace Law are able to provide to other businesses." Gill Baglin, Brewers
"We were very pleased with the way Workplace Law carried out our fire risk assessments in the College and hostels. They worked very closely with us throughout the process and produced a comprehensive set of risk assessments that met our requirements perfectly." Bob Smith, Magdalene College
"The proactive stance taken by Workplace Law CDM-C’s on our projects has created a positive attitude to problem solving between the design, delivery and client teams. In many cases our clients are introduced to the CDM regulations for the first time as ‘lay clients’ and need a high degree of hand holding to stay with the spirit and letter of the law. This could lead to costly delays in the works. This has proved not to be the case and all our key objectives are met." Mark Myers, The Harmsen Group
"On the whole I have attended many courses and undertaken a variety of qualifications over the years and this course has been by far the most valuable to me in terms of the knowledge, confidence and enhancement to my working capability and therefore fantastic value for money. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this course to anyone looking to develop their operational HR skills or for managers having to deal with front line people matters." Jennifer Caswell, Great Yarmouth Port Company
"I really want to thank Workplace Law for the fantastic work you have done on our highly complex project. I know it was not easy to gather all the sensitive information from so many people. Myself and the MD have read the report and are both delighted with the clear and easy to understand way the whole report is laid out. The recommendations were spot on and it certainly helped clarify the issues. I am sure we will be calling on your services again." Thank you. Karen Todd, ACS International Schools

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